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Children’s waist circumference, BMI linked to secondhand smoke exposure

July 1, 2015

Long-term exposure to secondhand smoke in early childhood was associated with an increase in waist circumference and BMI by age 10, according to recent findings.

Linda S. Pagani, PhD, from the CHU Sainte Justine Research Centre at the University of Montreal, and colleagues followed more than 2,000 participants from the Québec Longitudinal Study of Child Development birth cohort from 5 months postpartum to age 10 years to assess the effects of secondhand smoke exposure during early childhood, including the “adiposity rebound period” that is critical to the onset of obesity.

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Sexual dysfunction, subclinical hypothyroidism unrelated

July 1, 2015
Risk factors for sexual dysfunction in middle-aged women did not include subclinical hypothyroidism, according to recent study findings published in Thyroid.“In…
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Obese teens found less likely to use oral contraceptives

July 1, 2015
Contraception, especially oral contraception, is significantly less likely to be used by obese adolescents, compared with adolescents of normal weight, according to…
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Omega-3 fatty acids improve AST, GGTP in children with NAFLD

July 1, 2015
Obese children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease treated with omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid, had reduced aspartate…
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Sugary drinks tied to 184,000 deaths annually worldwide

July 1, 2015
Sugar-sweetened beverages contribute to 184,000 deaths per year worldwide, primarily from diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to research in Circulation.In…
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